Jao Mapa is returning to showbiz

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Posted at Sep 03 2015 09:29 PM | Updated as of Sep 04 2015 05:40 AM

 

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MANILA - Jao Mapa is back.

The 39-year-old actor and commercial model, best known as the face of Pepsi Cola back in the '90s, will be part of the upcoming TV adaptation of the classic action film "Ang Probinsyano."

The "Ang TV" alumnus broke the news in an exclusive interview with entertainment website Push, where he expressed willingness to become a full-time actor again.

"Hopefully tuloy-tuloy na," he said. "I'm under new management."

Mapa, who is married and has three kids, also heaped praise on lead star Coco Martin. He said: "Wala akong masabi, hands down ako sa kanya."

 

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Back in 2000, Mapa surprised everyone when he chose to forego his burgeoning acting career to finish his college degree at the University of Santo Tomas.

He is now an accomplished painter, and regularly posts his works on his Instagram account.

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